Manufactured by Alkit Ltd, Cambridge Circus, London - interwar period c1924. Condition: some wear marks, and the end folds have started to part due to loose stitching, but would be an easy repair for somebody. Personally I believe the bicorne is in a very good state for its age. Epaulettes manufactured by Gieves Limited. Condition: some wear, marks and some small areas where the bullion is damaged, but nothing major.Tin has the name E. Forbes "RIN" and I can confirm that no research has been done on the gentleman. The tin has seen better days. Condition: wear, marks, dents and the fabric has became loose on the inside.
I would leave this as it stands, because it has a lot of character, although most of this could be easily repaired. Great display pieces that have a lot of potential. Feedback says it all really. My descriptions are accurate as possible but please feel free to ask on anything not mentioned or for more pictures. I appreciate that cash can be a issue!Don't have the funds at the moment? The item "Post WW1 British Royal Indian Navy Bicorne Hat + Epaulettes & Tin E. Forbes" is in sale since Tuesday, September 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Helmets/ Hats". The seller is "sphera_antiques_uk" and is located in Wigton. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay.